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Vibrio Vulnificus: The Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Affecting humans and primates, Vibrio vulnificus is a type of bacillus found in warm, shallow ocean water. First discovered in 1979, this organism is common in the Gulf of Mexico as well as parts of the East and West Coasts...

Colon Polyps: Causes, Symptoms, Types, Cancer Risks

Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is common in the United States. It affects both men and women, and the American Cancer Society estimates over 140,000 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S. in 2018. The...

Signs of Colon Cancer and the Importance of Early Screening

“I’m too young for colon cancer,” is a common misconception. Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, is often thought of as an “elderly” cancer, or cancer that doesn’t affect young people. While it’s true that most cases of colon cancer occur...

What Is C. Diff and Is It Contagious?

Clostridium difficile, more commonly called C. diff for short, is a bacteria that is pretty much everywhere—under our feet in the dirt, in our water, and floating in the air. Many of us have the bacteria in our intestines, but...

Colon Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Colon cancer affects men and women, and the American Cancer Society estimates that...

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Explained

Diverticulosis, also called diverticular disease of the colon, is common in the United States. In fact, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, diverticulosis affects half of everyone over age 60 and nearly everyone by age 80. The good...

Causes, Signs and Treatment of Ischemic Colitis

Anyone with digestive system issues knows that conditions affecting this part of the body are unfortunately numerous. Moreover, these problems can have a significant effect on quality of life, causing pain and discomfort and even preventing you from leaving the...

Help, I Have Hemorrhoids!

You’ve probably heard that you can get swollen veins in your legs, also known as varicose veins. But you might not realize that this issue can occur in a more delicate spot as well. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are...

The Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan: Best and Worst Foods When Living with UC

If you live with ulcerative colitis, you may be looking for an ulcerative colitis diet that gives you the essential vitamins and nutrients you need but doesn’t worsen the inflammation and discomfort that goes with your condition. While food isn’t...

IBS vs. IBD: What’s the Difference in These Common Bowel Conditions?

IBS and IBD have characteristics in common, and for this reason are often confused or used interchangeably. Science has shown some overlap between the two bowel conditions as well (IBD sufferers might show signs of IBS symptoms). Let’s explore the...

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